M. Ward, John Ansford Theater, 9/9/05

M. Ward, John Ansford Theater, 9/9/05

Taking a break from opening for the White Stripes, M. Ward played a solo show at the underused John Ansford Theater last Friday. The theater’s outdoor foothill stage was a nice fit for his postmodern back porch country/bluegrass/blues/folk rock.

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LA Concert Calendar: September 12 - 18

LA Concert Calendar: September 12 – 18

Recommended Show of the Week: Decemberists @ Henry Fonda, Glasshouse. There are two kinds of college students – jocks and nerds. Likewise there are two types of college bands. The Decemberists are a nerd band and they catch a lot of shit from jock bands. One of the jock bands even stole The Decemberist’s tour equipment earlier this year. Check out the Henry Fonda Tuesday or Wednesday or the Glasshouse on Friday and watch as The Decemberists fight back for their peace and self respect.

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New on the LJ Concert Calendar: Art Brut

New on the LJ Concert Calendar: Art Brut

Art Brut are headed for America; to make their L.A. debut at Spaceland, 11/17

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Brian Wilson, Hollywood Bowl, 9/4/05

Brian Wilson, Hollywood Bowl, 9/4/05

A good vibes crowd of hippies, yuppies and indies, Trader Joe’s picnic gear in tow, turned out at the Hollywood Bowl this past Sunday to see Brian Wilson. Opening and closing sets of hits rightfully elicited loud cheers, but the meat of the evening was a full run through of the Smile LP, the last scheduled such performance.

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LA Concert Calendar: September 6 - 11

LA Concert Calendar: September 6 – 11

Recommended Show of the Week: Black Smiths @ Silverlake Lounge. Smiths cover band? Pass. Black Sabbath tribute? Yawn. The songs of the Smiths set to the music of Sabbath? YESSS!!! Check out frontman Ozzisey Morrisbourne and guitarist Johnny Iomarr this Wednesday at Silverlake Lounge.

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